Staff Profile:Dr C S Srinivasan

Name:
Dr Chittur Srinivasan
Job Title:
Associate Professor
Responsibilities:
  • Higher Degree by Research Tutor
  • Module convenor for:
  • AP2SB2: Financial Management
  • APME61: Appraisal of Agricultural and Rural Development Projects
  • APME55: Agricultural Project Planning and Management in Developing Countries
Areas of Interest:
  • Economic impact of intellectual property rights on agriculture, with special focus on developing countries
  • Impacts of intellectual property rights on agricultural research institutions in the public sector
  • Economic impacts of agricultural biotechnology in developing countries.
  • Long term impacts of institutional plant breeding on crop genetic diversity
  • Changing dietary norms and their impacts on consumption, production and trade of agricultural products

Recent and Current Research Activities:

  • EU-India Trade and Investment Development Programme (GTZ): Impact of Plant Variety Protection on the Seed Industry in India
  • Nuffield Foundation Social Science Grant: Research project on Assessing the Economic Values and Quality of Plant Variety Innovations using Renewal and Survival Models
  • World Sugar Research Organisation: Consultancy project on Impact of WHO Dietary Recommendations on Sugar Consumption, Production and Trade. (With Dr Xavier Irz)
  • International Federation of Agricultural Producers, Paris: Report on Dietary Recommendations in the Report of a Joint WHO/FAO Expert Consultation on Diet, Nutrition and the Prevention of Chronic Diseases (WHO Technical Report Series 916, 2003): Potential Impact on Consumption, Production and Trade of Selected Food Products. (With Dr Bhavani Shankar and Dr Xavier Irz) 
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Book Reviews:

  • Srinivasan, C.S. and Colin Thirtle (2000). Biotechnology, IPRs and Agriculture. Trends in Biotechnology, 18 (11), 480-481.

Book Chapters:

  • Srinivasan, C.S., Bhavani Shankar and C.Thirtle (2004). An Empirical Analysis of the Effects of Plant Variety Protection on Innovation and Transferability. In Katrak, H. and Roger Strange (Eds.) WTO and Developing Countries, Palgrave-Macmillan.
  • Heisey, Paul W, C.S.Srinivasan and Colin Thirtle (2002). Privatization of Plant Breeding in Developing Countries: Causes, Consequences and the Public Sector Response. In Byerlee, D. and Ruben G. Echeverria (Eds.) Agricultural Research Policy in an Era of Privatization, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK.
  • Srinivasan, C.S. and Colin Thirtle (2002). Impact of terminator technologies in developing countries: a framework for economic analysis. In Swanson, T. (Ed.) Biotechnology, Agriculture and the Developing World, Edward Elgar, London, 150-176.
  • Srinivasan, C.S. and C. Thirtle (2002). Impact of Terminator Technologies in Developing Countries: A Framework for Economic Analysis. In Evenson, R.E., V. Santaniello and D.Zilberman (Eds.) Economic and Social Issues in Agricultural Biotechnology, CABI Publishing, Wallingford, UK.

Conference Papers:

  • Srinivasan, C.S. and Colin Thirtle (1999). Impact of Terminator Technologies in Developing Countries. Paper presented at a workshop on Terminator Technology, funded by DFID and held at UCL, Sept 26th. Now a chapter in a report submitted to DFID.
  • Srinivasan, C.S., and Colin Thirtle (2000).Winter Wheat in England and Wales: 1923-1995: What do Indices of Genetic Diversity Reveal? Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Berlin, August 2000.
  • Srinivasan, C.S. (2000). A Review of Empirical Impact Studies of Plant Variety Protection. Paper presented at a workshop on "Economic Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights and Agricultural Plant Varieties in Asia". Organised by the Agricultural Research Institute (LEI), Waganingen University and Research Centre. The Hague, October 2000.
  • Srinivasan, C.S. and Bhavani Shankar (2001). Some Aspects of the International Experience of Plant Variety Protection". Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the American Agricultural Economics Association, Chicago, August 6-8
  • Srinivasan, C.S. (2003). Assessing Economic Returns from Farmers' Rights. Paper presented at the XXV Conference of the International Association of Agricultural Economics, Durban, South Africa in August 2003.
Qualifications:
Ph.D. (University of Reading)
M.Sc. (London School of Economics)
MBA (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India)
BA (Honours) Economics (St. Stephen's College, Delhi University)
Dr Chittur Srinivasan

Contact Details

Email:
c.s.srinivasan@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 8966

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